WHY is it standard procedure to carry animals in tthe cargo hold of a plane? Those things are alive. They SUFFER! The freeze, the hold isn't pressurised, and sometimes the animal DIES!
But it's NOT OK to put a child in the cargo hold? I've flown before, and I think they've got their regulation backward. Quite a few of my past flights would have been a lot less annoying if some people had put their infernal spawn in the cargo hold.
Not only will I not fly again until they get rid of TSA, I'll not fly again until they do make it standard procedure to put ankle biters in the carg. . ., oh never mind.